Dr. Scott Elberger
After graduating with a BA in Biology from the State University of NY at Buffalo, Dr. Elberger was accepted at New York Medical College, but rejected at Cornell Veterinary College. Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, he matriculated in 1974 and graduated in 1977 with an M.D., an alum of the last of the three year medical classes ever offered. Over the next 35 years, he worked as an emergency physician and completed his career doing urgent care. Dr. Scott is now semi-retired, working in urgent care telehealth.
Over the years Dr. Scott was involved with Pediatricians for Central America’s children, an NGO that worked in El Salvador, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. The group worked with the El Salvadoran Health system and the Peace Corps to provide medical care, supplies and education. They supported a clinic near San Salvador and did extensive work in the Morazon region near the Honduran border. They also worked with Engineers Without Borders to help bring clean water into the towns they worked. They enlisted the help of the 20/30 club of Long Island and a group of El Salvadorans in New York, to provide dental care and prevention services. They provided aid and education in women’s health and maternity care. It was at this time that Dr. Scott pursued his Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Scott is blessed with a wonderful family. His wife is a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and worked with PFCAC as a Women’s Health Educator. Their son is social entrepreneur living in Jakarta, Indonesia and daughter lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she works with a venture capital firm with a socially conscious mission. Dr. Scott and his wife have traveled extensively, including Kenya in Africa, having missed only one continent, Antartica. They have a lot places left that they would like to visit, including Uganda, and if they can do some good along the way, all the better. Helping others is their purpose in life which they will pursue forever.